Steve Austin talked about Seth Rollins on the latest installment of his podcast and believes that Rollins’ character isn’t fully over yet with the WWE Universe.
“Rollins is somewhat over, not all-the-way over, not by a long shot. Now, I don’t mean that in a bad way. That’s just being honest. He [has] relied on his sequences and his athleticism to carry him. To take him to the next level, he’ll have to get more character development.”
“When you say ‘Seth Rollins’ or if you want to say ‘Seth Freakin’ Rollins’, I still don’t have a sense of what or who this guy is. And so, that rests on Seth Rollins’ shoulders, as an individual, as a performer, to define or create that as well as the WWE because I still don’t get a sense of what kind of personality he is.”
Austin would then compare Rollins to Bret Hart and talk about how they are a lot a like outside the ring.
“Bret wasn’t an over-the-top guy. He was a pretty humble and a very quiet individual outside the ring, so in many regards kind of somewhat like Seth although Bret’s an entirely different animal, but there’s a case of a guy who’s not a showy kind of guy, but very conservative, but just a highly defined gimmick, a badass gimmick, and a world class worker, so Seth needs to work on this.”